When Animals Attack: The “Lost” Farm Episode


The chickens are so sweet, always giving me eggs.
Stop looking at me like that! Did you know roosters make huffing noises? Really scary huffing noises???
Goodbye, chickens!

Clover’s looking very sweet, isn’t she? She needs a cookie
And I did promise her a cookie the other day when I didn’t have any cookies. I owe her a cookie.
I can’t believe you let the babies get the first one away from you, Clover! Don’t worry. I have more.
You let them get the other one! I don’t have any more. I gotta go now–

Clover: “You promised me a cookie! YOU DIDN’T BRING ENOUGH COOKIES!!!”
And then she ate my jacket–
–and half of my left arm.
Goodbye, Clover!

Giant Puppy? You look so sweet. I need some love.
Goodbye, world!

**No farmers were harmed in the making of this episode.

I had supplies shipped in. My dear 52 braved the roads and brought back groceries. More flour! Milk! (Aluminum foil? I found a package way back in the back of a cabinet!!! You shoulda seen me hugging it.)
The teenagers carried the fresh groceries all the way up the hill to the house.

Our driveway is undriveable.
I haven’t attempted to leave the farm in two weeks, because this is what happens to people who try to drive on our road.
This isn’t 52’s truck, by the way. He made it just fine. I think this truck belongs to the Ornery Angel’s husband. (If you’re new here, be sure to read the Ornery Angel story.) Apparently, they slid off the road across from our farm and got stuck in the ditch. If I tried to drive on our road right now, I’m sure this is exactly what would happen to me.

I’ll have to stay here. With the animals.

I think Clover’s plotting something.


  1. Sheila Z says:

    Looks like an Animal Farm revolt/insurrection in progress. Spartacus is protecting his hens from the egg thieves. Clover has a clever plan to hustle a whole cookie for each of them (she will get even now that the plan backfired). The Giant Puppy in frame #2 looks like a Polar Bear about go in for the kill (I’d be careful).

    How are the kids getting to school, work and other activities? Are they living closer to civilization?

    I bet before next winter hits you will have stockpiled a case of aluminum foil along with a case/cases of toilet paper, etc. I see you buying flour by the 100 lb sack before the snow hits. I love where you live, would do it myself if I could.

  2. Patty says:

    Do you still have your tractor? Can’t it get up and down the driveway? just a thought.

    I really hope Ornery Angel’s family has enough to eat and have heat and water. I worry that the dad tried to make it out to get groceries and couldn’t make it,.. or he tried to make it to work but couldn’t and maybe lost his job. I think I’m a pessimist, but I worry about people. I know all about living in an old decrepit mobile home in the winter – sometimes I resort to lighting candles to help, and propping the oven door open. It’s even worse knowing there are kids there. Sorry to be a bummer.

    Thanks for the great animal pics and the kids. I’ll bet the teens are already devising ways that will not be necessary next winter LOL.

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      There was a recall on some part on the tractor and they came and got it a few weeks ago when the manufacturer rep was going to be at the dealer to replace the part on all the tractors in that model. They were to bring it back a few days later but the weather has prevented it so we don’t have it here right now!

      The Ornery Angel’s husband came and got the truck out a while later after I took that picture yesterday. (I’m not sure how they got it out but I saw him driving it across the river and back toward their house later.) They have heat–they have a wood stove.

  3. Lucy says:

    In North Dakota I loved being snowed in as long as I had lotsa food in the house so I didn’t have to worry. It was kind of on the ‘cozy’ side … until cabin fever set in and then that was another comment.

  4. Diane says:

    I was wondering about your tractor also. lol. You answered the question. 🙂 You are doing well going though your first winter in your new house. The kids do not look like they are suffering too bad. Thank goodness you have the animals because if I were you I would be crawing the walls several times by now. I see the animals keep you nice and busy.

  5. wkf says:

    Maybe you should look into a snowmobile/ fourwheeeler type thing. Not a brand new sparkly one. Because they are real proud of them at the dealers. Ebay has listings for them. And I think you can change out parts for summer/ winter.


  6. Cyndi Lewis says:

    Do the teenagers willing carry up the groceries or is there complaining? I suppose if they wish to eat… :hungry:

    Cyndi Lewis

  7. Linda says:

    Gota love the animals. Here’s hopein you thaw out soon.

  8. Nancy in Atlanta says:

    Your farm animal attacks are much more interesting than my daily cat attack. I keep promising myself to leave my camera near the bed so I can get her giant face as she invades my face to wake me up. Princess doesn’t look like she’s complaining about carrying stuff – I can’t tell about your son. Was the other teen at work? And if you want to see how a jeep flips over in the snow, check my daughter’s blog: https://loessismore.blogspot.com/


  9. Becky says:

    Yay for 52 for coming to the famine rescue.
    And yay for the kids for trekking the hills to carry home the food.
    And yay for Suzanne for making sure it is well documented that everyone helps our in time of starvation. tee hee

  10. Kris7 says:

    Around here, everyone pitches in to carry groceries. They just might be the first to discover something really good. But, getting help putting the groceries away is another story.

    Stay warm and fed!

    Working hard at http://www.sccworlds.com

  11. catslady says:

    I’ve been couped up just short of two weeks from being sick and because of snow and I’m finally getting out today (we have a heat wave – going to hit 40 :sun: ) and going to a superbowl party – GO STEELERs AND 6BURGH :shimmy:

  12. Leah says:

    Life is bustling around your farm! I’m feeling sorry for myself cuz I do’nt have anyone to go get my groceries and them haul them in!LOL!!Can’t wait to see what you’re going to whip up next! :wave:

  13. DrunkBunny says:

    I’ve been subscribed to you through Google RSS feed for about a week, since I found you via the blog awards. I used to have a personal blog and I worked hard on it, but it would have not been able to hold a candle to yours because yours is truly the best blog ever. I’m especially appreciative of how you provide links to backstories, so I can get up to speed as a new fan. Thank you!:) :snuggle:

  14. Suzy says:

    Clover has such a pretty face…and so innocent!
    You’ve got good kids…not many these days would walk that far,even if they had to go hungry!

  15. Amber says:

    :snoopy: I know exactly how you feel. I finally got out of my holler yesterday to go to the grocery store. It was almost like a vacation, until I got to checkout and had to pay for the groceries. It is hard to believe how much teenagers eat when they are home every day and bored. $200 in groceries, and that was just bare essentials! On a different note, lucy the ornery angels truck didn’t go off the road on the other side…shiver… 😮

  16. Amber says:

    On a different note, “lucy” was supposed to say lucky!

  17. Connie says:

    Hi I’m Connie in Texas. :wave: I’m kind of new to reading your blog! I love it! I had to comment on that last picture of Clover! I swear she looks like the Mona Lisa! It must be that smile that is not really a smile! Those goats are so cute! Thanks for your time!

  18. jean says:

    I love the giant puppy! Can she come over and play here for a few days? I’d take Clover but she scares me.

  19. Debbie in PA says:

    Your kids must have been really tired after lugging groceries up that hill! Hopefully the warmer weather today is helping to thaw some of that snow so that you can get out before the next round of bad weather hits.

    Loved the animal pictures and stories today!

  20. Estella says:

    Love the stories about the animals.
    Hope the weather turns warmer soon!

  21. Susan says:

    52 comes to the rescue! :snoopy:

  22. Brandy says:

    Yahoo 52! Supplies are the way to a farm womans heart. *G*

  23. Kay Bryan says:

    Love your posts and photos. There is no reason why you shouldn’t put a harness on your purdy doggie and get him to help you haul your groceries up to the house. You know that doggies like to have jobs. Stay warm!

  24. Mel says:

    I love this farm, almost as much as my own… I don’t have any goats, but it nice to be able to come over and visit yours.Thanks

    I have a little surprise waiting for you on my blog, come see what it is!

  25. Teresa in Charlotte, NC says:

    Please be careful everyone on those snowy/icy roads. I just lost my brother in a icy jeep rollover accident in Jackson Co. last week.
    We have been in WV for the past several days. I used to love the snow, but now it seems a bit different.

    I hope the animals are staying warm in their nice cozy chalets.
    YEA for the supplies!

  26. Melinda says:

    Bless your heart! Althought it’s beautiful and I would like to have a “little”, two weeks of lockdown would drive me absolutely insane. I admire your sanity!!! oh, and I love your blog, read it everyday.

    Melinda in Birmingham, Al.


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